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Eugene Atget capture the vanished streets of Old Paris, 1900s

Florida man arrested for battering a police officer with a hot dog. | Police officers were ready to open the road back up to normal traffic. They let Stoll know that it was time to pack up and go home, but Stoll was still hustling. When the officers insisted, Stoll threw a hotdog at them, striking one of the officer’s uniform. The police officers arrested Stoll and actually mustard up the courage to charge him with battery with a hotdog.


How to Meow in Yiddish? It’s easy when you know how.

Big Sur – Searching Day Light The town of Big Sur has an air of old school Northern California community about it, plucked right out of 1968. It’s our last day, a Sunday, and the local fire department is sponsoring a fundraising barbecue in the park. Out under the redwoods we eat tri tip, ribs, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs, and coleslaw. A bargain at $10 a plate, families gather, live bluegrass wafts across the grass, and barefoot children play hide and seek.
Jack and I, bellies full, lean up against a tree and take it all in, the beautiful setting, the friendly people, the mellow vibe. “You know,” I say, only partly in jest. ”This is how the hippies did it.”
“What’s a hippy?” he asks, with half a smile.
I’ve been treasuring this entire journey with my son and, just like that, a little of the meaning slips through.
“You’re looking at one,” I say.

Woman Terrified She May Have To Actually Use One Of The Dozens Of Cheap, Readily Available Methods of Birth Control In Post-Roe America GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Thousands of women around the country are being forced to face a terrifying new reality in which they actually have to use one of the dozens of cheap, readily available methods of birth control in post-Roe America. “For the first time, my habit of having unprotected sex with a different Tinder date every week to fill the empty hole in my soul may have consequences,” said local concerned woman Sandra Tibbensburg. “I can’t be bothered to stop at the gas station and pay three bucks for a pack of Trojans every time I go to a sleepover at a strange man’s house! This is literally The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Mysterious Spaghetti-Like Object Spotted By Mars Rover Vanishes

The Diary of Merer: A 4,500-Year-Old Papyrus That Details The Construction of The Great Pyramid

The Age of the Superyacht | The New Yorker Take the case of David Geffen, the former music and film executive. He is long retired, but he hosts friends (and potential friends) on the four-hundred-and-fifty-four-foot Rising Sun, which has a double-height cinema, a spa and salon, and a staff of fifty-seven. In 2017, shortly after Barack and Michelle Obama departed the White House, they were photographed on Geffen’s boat in French Polynesia, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson. For Geffen, the boat keeps him connected to the upper echelons of power. There are wealthier Americans, but not many of them have a boat so delectable that it can induce both a Democratic President and the workingman’s crooner to risk the aroma of hypocrisy.

KA-CHING!: legendary-scholar: Torino, Italy

Amazing old photos that capture the everyday life in New York City in the 1940s – 

How to Meow in Yiddish: The Whole World Says OK, Hi and Bye One of the things I noticed in people’s speech when I was traveling in Europe with my daughter was that they all say “OK” for agreement, “hi” when they meet you, and “bye” when you part.

Weddell seal vocalizations are cooler than your synthesizer, and we’re still learning more – CDM Create Digital Music

These photos show cowboys and dudes as they round up cattle on the Montana Range, 1939 

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  • Gagdad Bob July 26, 2022, 12:00 PM

    Hell is floating around for eternity on a boat with David Geffen, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack & Michelle Obama.

    • Vanderleun July 26, 2022, 12:36 PM

      And I have reserved you a stateroom so that the nightly lectures will all just be part of the theme!

    • julie July 26, 2022, 1:22 PM

      There’s a truly nauseating thought. I’d be praying every day for a rogue wave to rise up and smack the yacht broadside

      • Mike Seyle July 26, 2022, 3:53 PM

        Julie, I bought the book; it came today. Thank you. What a book. What a man. What a message. You know, “the book.”

        • julie July 27, 2022, 6:16 PM

          Hi Mike, I’m so glad to share it. Truly, it is a light in dark places.

    • Snakepit Kansas July 26, 2022, 4:34 PM

      Halfheartedly, I was thinking if that yacht was loaded up with Geffen, Obama, Oprah, Hanks and Springsteen, that would be a good opportunity for a couple torpedoes.

      • Mike Austin July 27, 2022, 9:20 AM

        Quick: Get Putin on the phone.

    • Jack July 27, 2022, 6:45 AM

      No doubt and I believe they will be there. But I won’t.

  • Dr. Jay July 26, 2022, 1:40 PM

    Something special for Dr. Van der Leun:
    Here’s some music never to play for those people described as suffering from idiopathic anxiety.

  • Lance de Boyle July 26, 2022, 2:40 PM

    That tangle of “string” is Ayanna Pressley’s wig.
    “Hey, dat’s my wig,” she yelled (repeatedly, as if no one got it the first 5 times) in that way of hers that is an offence to theology and geometry.
    “Musta slid off my (her) grease-ball head when I (she) bent over the toilet.”
    How the wig ended up on Mars is a mystery that shall haunt us for the next, oh, five seconds.

  • Hyland July 26, 2022, 3:22 PM

    The photographs of old Paris are very nice. The 9th one down is a lamp vendor selling his stuff on rue Lepic. That’s the street where Vincent lived with his brother Theo & wife almost two years. The building has a blue plaque noting his time there and when an occupant opened the door to the courtyard I slipped in before it closed. I was standing there taking it in, looking at the stairwell to the upstairs, the circle of doors on the ground floor, seeing what Vincent used to see every day, when a growling little dog came out of nowhere and nipped my ankle. Surprised the hell out of me, got my heart beating, and I felt embarrassment and bit of fear and loathing… probably a familiar Vincent way of feeling.

  • LP July 26, 2022, 3:50 PM

    Nothing new under the sun. I had thought Eric Kim was doing something modern and new, he teaches street photography. I really like his work: erickimphotography.com but I see now that street photography has been going on since old Paris 1900’s and in probably every other place and time since photography was invented.

  • Joan Varga July 26, 2022, 4:53 PM

    Okay, is the Yiddish Meow blog really maybe Sippican?

    • Vanderleun July 26, 2022, 6:42 PM

      NOPE… BUT IT IS somebody WE SEE HERE.

      • Joan Varga July 26, 2022, 7:18 PM

        Aha! I caught their names at the bottom of the blog!

  • pbird July 27, 2022, 10:15 AM

    Gosh! Thankee sir! I am all over grins and giggles.

  • mmack July 27, 2022, 3:11 PM

    I see “yacht” and “New Yorker” and I think this:


    A gearhead, not an Old Salt.